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of competition in the hospital sector. >> all right. here's your california -- here's your los angeles, san francisco comparison which gets, i think at the point you were mentioning. so this looks at the cost per day in the hospital in california for 2011. and what medicare pays and what commercial payers pay and this is adjusted by cost of the living. medicare pays more. for whatever reason, cost per day is higher in san francisco under the medicare program. if you look at commercial payers, they pay much more in san francisco than los angeles. well, one the main reasons is los angeles is a much more competitive market. within 30 miles of usc, there's 70 different hospitals and there's not so much systems so the plans can negotiate to keep prices down. they can pick this hospital and that hospital. they're not forced to take and some markets they are , and that's why prices have gone up. at the bottom you can see this kind of summary measure is in san francisco, commercial plans pay 240 percent of medicare and in los angeles it's close to 200 percent. and that points to the diffe
curious, like, los angeles or san diego, how many of that 2.5 million are down there. >> 21 [inaudible]. >> bay area's nine counties that touch the bay. >> that's bigger, that's definitely not san francisco. >> that's for how many areas for how many placards are in there. i could definitely get those. >> i'm just curious and why there's a difference. >> we have gotten requests and comments from other major jurisdictions about what we're doing so la, san diego, san jose are quite itly monitoring us, letting us be the first-out of the gate with the recommended changes. we will be presenting later to the accessible parking what they can tell us about blue placards in los angeles city, los angeles county, san diego city, county, sacramento city, county. we can ask for that too. >> thank you. >> i did hear the stats for sacramento county once and it was similarly mind boggling. a lot of other cities have been struggling with this in california. >> i just want to let you know that the vice chair of california commission on disability access and he has let me know that he's interested in
they can tell us about blue placards in los angeles city, los angeles county, san diego city, county, sacramento city, county. we can ask for that too. >> thank you. >> i did hear the stats for sacramento county once and it was similarly mind boggling. a lot of other cities have been struggling with this in california. >> i just want to let you know that the vice chair of california commission on disability access and he has let me know that he's interested in what the commission's recommendations are going to be. that's a state body that is also taking a look at reck men recommendations that this advisory is putting forward. >> they gave us positive oral comments about our program. >> does anybody know what he thought of this program -- >> he likes it. >> let's open it up to public comment? any members of the public that would like to make any comments on item six? seeing none, public comment is closed. i'd just like to weigh in. i do like this. i like the fact -- one thing is -- about having to pay for the meter space, that's only fair because it is the turnover ratio. it's alm
much more in san francisco than los angeles. well, one the main reasons is los angeles is a much more competitive market. within 30 miles of usc, there's 70 different hospitals and there's not so much systems so the plans can negotiate to keep prices down. they can pick this hospital and that hospital. they're not forced to take and some markets they are , and that's why prices have gone up. at the bottom you can see this kind of summary measure is in san francisco, commercial plans pay 240 percent of medicare and in los angeles it's close to 200 percent. and that points to the differences in regional competitive structure. can what be done? policies to provide a market. some of these were talked about your earlier speaker. we need to go through and i think we're going to need regulations to restore structural competition and this is just some of the things that we would need to do. basically opening up choice, allowing consumers, employers and health plans to choose where they want to go without having to include others in the network, other terms that have evolved over time
and amazon series by the time to say being filmed in san francisco and los angeles. amazon is spending million dollars dollars. the original web the time that people spend on traditional viewing is declining. 18 to 24 years old this is a continued to decline. this is for internet companies to lure the views. the bottom line this is an emerging force and it's incumbent for us to stay ahead of this endeavor. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm madeline. i work at an independent production company in los angeles and we have a movie that's shooting in san francisco soon with alexander scarf and it takes place in san francisco. now that i've been up here dislocating for locations it's remarkable you can't create that landscape it's a competitive place likes up in canada to recreate san francisco or other cities elsewhere and the rebate is making a huge difference in our finance plan it's making us able to come up here and shoot the movie so i'm in support it. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi. i'm here or in on behalf of the actors as well as produ
, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if
the united states. people coming from as far away as florida and lots of folks coming in from the los angeles area. their restaurant has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. this is something that is particularly challenging in this area. so restaurants that are working really hard to provide a really great cuisine. we need to make sure we are out there and visiting and eating and enjoying what they have to offer. this is also really great to honor bistro this month because it's filipino month. thank you for your great food and your holding it down in a quiet little part of the mission street. the excelsior district. >> thank you supervisor john avalos for recognizing our restaurant. we appreciate it very much. and you are all welcome to visit us and checkout our food. we are open dinners tuesday through sundays. address 4994 mission street, right at the intersection of italy and mission. [ applause ] >> supervisor, that is our final presentation for today. i think we are all abundantly hungry and we have a lot of places to go in the city. i want to thank you for all in the amazing restaur
the chronicle as prosecutor. secret formula used for corruption. it mentioned the los angeles times received the pulitzer prize for the bell corruption case especially all the ugly details. i would like to suggest that chronicle and examiner do the same here in san francisco and they would probably win a pulitzer prize. the other head lines as jury finds -- what a real shame the city would stab it's own firefighters on these promotional task. if you treat the firemen that way, shame on you. >> good evening. kids are still being shot in this culture of ours. all we do is talk about shooting and killing. recent ly in chicago, a submit -- summit to talk about violence and imprisonment that will talk about the solutions but the problem will not be eliminated until we change the nature of this society. this country has always glorified the gun culture and general violence entertainment. with today's technological communication advances it is far worse until we can tackle the sacred cows of the entertainment industry it will never end and puts violence across all races and nationality and class
to compare this to the way in which los angeles rolled out their ipads, we did a fantastic job. the only other thing the focus is on the ipad, on the device, that is one 1 piece we are trying to deliver to the district. i think jim was very clear about the goals of the school district of bringing stem to all of our kids and that initiative it will bring this and put the t in system and we'll send off to those who are most focused on the device. whether the kids get an ipad is not what this is about. this is about really lining up the stem curriculum that lewis and jim have identified for our school and students and using this as a resource for our students and being targeted about it initially. that's a long winded way to say yes, we want to include them but it going to be a lot of work on their part and our early adoptive teachers have been terrific. we've asked teachers to participate in this who want to and are committed to delivering a great teaching experience for our kids and it's now the starting to bubble up where we want to be part of this and teachers are lining up to participa
, from los angeles showing off their craft. we really feel like we have something for everyone in the neighborhood and that's really what it is, is drawing people to see a little bit of our culture and experience what we experience weekend in and weekend out. >> we are behind the scenes now watching the chef at work preparing some delicious armenian kabob. this is a staple in armenian cooking, is that right? >> absolutely, since the beginning of time. our soldiers used to skewer it on the swords. we have a combination of beef and lam and parsley. and every september over 2000 pounds of meat being cooked in three days. >> after all that savory protein, i was ready to check out the fresh veggie options. >> this is armenian cheat sheet. it's tomatos and mint and olive oil. that makes summer food. and what i'm doing is i'm putting some nutmeg. it is kind of like cream cheese. in armenia when they offer you food, you have to eat it. they would welcome you and food is very important for them. >> in every armenian community we feel like we're a "smallville"age and they come together t
. so i think what's coming from that is, a lot of cities like los angeles, chicago was really interested in our community benefit. that's one of the things that they felt was important. we talked about doing outreach as you impact community and really involve them in how you can minimize impact because those are eventually rate payers that are going to vote on increases. so you take advantage of those opportunities and not just wait until you need them. you actually take care of them while you don't or not really impacting or when you impact them you need to take advantage of that opportunity. there was a lot of dialogue and a lot shared and i think everybody is really excited about the coverage and hopefully narrowing it because it was so broad. >> okay. that concludes the general managers report. am i correct? we already had public comment on item 7 a. with respect to item 7bcd and f is there any public comment? hearing none, public comment is closed. >> we have one speaker. >> i just want to close off saying it's very exciting to see so much money is being involved with pu
interested in the designated areas and you quoted los angeles. this is something that i think there might be some real viable options and solutions here. so, thank you, next i would like to call up dr. campos, supervisor campos. >> you can call me anything you like. thank you very much and again i would like to thank my colleagues for this item. another thing i wanted to ask mta and i had a couple of questions in terms of the gain here. i'm glad he's involved and talk together coalition which i think has some very good ideas. but, how do you define success with this pilot? you know to the extent that the idea is to move vehicles from one neighborhood to another, what's your definition of success? >> well, that's a very difficult question to answer, but i would answer it by saying, the residues of san -- residents of san francisco are the best to suggest how the vehicles impact their quality of life. if when we reach a point where there are very few complaints brought to our attention about the negative impact, i would surmise that those vehicles remaining are located to places that are l
wouldn't change, however, it triggers the remit that the commission los angeles county the separation of towers my ground level and bulk limitations. the revisions need to have the dwelling empower looked at. i'll be happy to discuss the variance in further daily but in conclusion the staff recommends this. the goals and objectives to concentrate dense urban context with the walking area. it's consistent with the overall transit center plan. we've received no communications or objections to this entitlement. that concludes my presentation and i'm available for questions >> thank you. project sponsor please. good evening good afternoon, commissioners i'm bob and i'm veil we're here on behalf of the reality. and we've got an architect here and our attorney >> i need to speak into this one. thank you in your packets there are things in your packets that i'll briefly review. sometimes it's good with the end in mind. this gives an image of 3 hundred and 50 feet and the nylon u underground parking shown and the red is our locations and the yellowish i am sorry are the new housing and the
to his office and the homeless coalition, there are some cities out there like los angeles, eugene, oregon, and seattle who have programs where they work very closely with the faith community and they have voluntarily set aside some safe parking areas for the houses so they have a safe haven for the vehicles while they are accessing services to transition them into more permanent house and we are in contact with his office and with, graduate program, and usc. and they are very interested in helping us and we have a lot of expertise in evaluating this type of program to see, how effective it is and how it can be implemented we should be hearing from them in the next couple of days of whether or not they would like to take them on. >> and in those situations they are privately owned? >> correct. >> and so our recommendation is continuing to use the rec you lacing and the focus basis concentrate on the areas that have been displaced and the areas that have already have an higher incidence of observed oversight and people park. the areas that we are looking to prioritize our implementa
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